Skip to comments.Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read
Posted on 05/04/2011 3:50:47 PM PDT by Nachum
DETROIT According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are functionally illiterate. The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Funds Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means. Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; whats on the bottle, how many you should take
just your basic everyday tasks, she said. I dont really know how they get by, but they do.
(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...
Why would anyone think it is alarming for Detroit? Unless they are a Lib!
Another Democratic stronghold to be held up as a fine example of a modern American city.
Sure they can - it just isn’t English.
Every one of 'em has a blog, too.
There's your "new media".
And people were shocked, just shocked, earlier this year, when the census numbers showed a huge decline in the population of Detroit. I think all of the decent people with an ounce of common sense have moved out of Detroit.
What did they pay for that library?
And guess who they’ll vote for in 2012.
And they wonder why industry wants to leave.
We’re in a fix, folks. There just aren’t enough ditch digging jobs to go around for the mexicans AND the uneducated.
Yet Detroit has some of the highest paid teachers in the country.
Now who lives in the Detroit metropolitan area, and if one were to draw a venn diagram, how much of a demographic overlap might there be?
“Look for the union label”
I'm going to have to challenge the term 'functionally'. Not sure that the ability to use a state-issued EBT card is considered 'functional'.
The detroiters have probably been schooled in the democrats public schools which are completely worthless.
The natural consequence of a permanent welfare underclass, which breeds more gangbangers than scholars, and massive immigration from 3rd world countries. And Bloomberg’s solution is to fill up Detroit with more of the smae. Evict the 700,000 current residents and replace them with 700,000 Chinese/Korean/Japanese and you might turn that city around. Add another 100,000 muslims and all you’ll get is another Gaza Strip.
They need a special “stimulus package” for the Dept. of Education!!
It's for the CHILDREN!!!!!
If they read they could learn it’s unwise to vote democrat.
They need to double the amount of money being spent for schools.
Then, only 25% of Detroiters would be able to read.
But they can vote! “Where did Obama get the money you’re here for?” “I don’t know, his stash, Obama’s stash!”
Why waste time with stupid stuff like learning and planning a future when you can just strut around town in your $300 tennis shoes and your pants hanging off your knees, listening to the latest rap song ‘bout slappin’ dem bitches and ho’s around. I mean, dat’s where it is, right?
...how much money is Michigan dumping in to education again?
Ooooh, that’s gotta smart.
I didn’t know they called video stores, “libraries”.
Good thing no Detroit native can read what I wrote.
First, you're thinking of Dearborn. I believe the Dearborn Public Schools are more than 74% ethnic Arab. Second, don't kid yourself about the Arab population surrounding Detroit being stupid - they aren't, at all. The three public high schools in the Dearborn area perform WAY above the national public school averages - WAY above. And, all of their dropout rates are very, very low - again, significantly below national averages, and WAY below the MI average.
The Detroit Public School system, OTOH, is a disaster. I read several years ago that its graduation rate was below 30% - think about that - only 3 in 10 students graduate from high school, if that.
just wait until they check chicago...
Probably twice, or more.
Mexicans work but the welfare class just sit on there ass..
In othwer news a recent study found that 267% of Detroiters voted in the 2008 elections.
Don’t worry, Barack Obama promises that if they just get free high-speed internet, all of that will change, or something.
I wasn’t talking about the Arabs..
and many of them work at schools
Thanks to the NEA and Liberals.
We’ve elected a secretary of state with zero tolerance for fraud.
Remind me again, how long have the democrats been running that area?
A majority of illegals are on some type of welfare program
Since at least the 60s. Like I said, we elected a serious secretary of state this time around and we already have democrats facing charges for multiple counts of election fraud.
Reading english is “acting white”.
And you can bet that that 47% is almost unanimously living off the fruit of someone else’s labor. Freeloaders don’t need to be able to read.
Generally, functional illiteracy is defined as the bottom two tiers out of five on the literacy scale.
Forty to fifty percent of all Americans fall in those two tiers. Detroit is not that far off the mark.
57% of Haitians are illiterate.
Detroit is just trying to catch up.
Ideal voters. Parasites. Yes we Kan!
While I am not familiar with the Detroit teachers, I can assure you that the best teachers in the world would not be able to teach the population of Detroit anything. This is a population born on welfare, raised in crime-ridden communities by single parents who would rather sit on their butts and live off the system than even consider work and who taught their offspring that only chumps actually get up and go to a job.
These same welfare moochers send thugs to school who not only do not want to learn themselves, but make it their business to make certain the no one in any class they attend has a chance of learning, all the while, threatening not only classmates, but the teachers, as well. The education system is never going to be fixed as long as the libs make certain that the lazy and ignorant are paid to breed.
Mission accomplished ... it is so much easier to control ones sheeple if they can’t read.
Wouldn’t want them able to look up ‘stuff’ for themselves. Before you know it they would even be thinking for themselves.
The city is reverting to nature so why shouldn’t its residents revert to a caveman level of education?
They don’t need to know how to read. They just need to know that D means good and R means bad.
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